Bubbly Grape – Marlborough’s Best Wine Tour Company?


When it comes to wine tasting tours, there’s one region in New Zealand that stands out. Marlborough. This beautiful region produces 75% of all the wine made in New Zealand – with more than 120 wineries located in the area, and more than 30 cellars that offer wine tasting experiences. With that number of wineries, its no wonder there are lots of wine tour companies popping up in the region. So which is the best?

Best Marlborough Wine Tour Company

When you are looking for the best wine tour company, there are a few things you can look at. Reviews and awards are an excellent place to start when deciding on a good wine tour company, so we checked out a few forums for you.

Google Map Reviews

A search for “Marlborough Wine Tours” showed 6 results – although this is not an exhaustive list. Most of these 6 have a 5 star review rating which is excellent, but of that, Bubbly Grape Wine Tours stood out the most. They have the most reviews at 14 and a full 5 star rating from those reviews.

The best Marlborough wine tour companies on Google Maps

Some of the things people said about Bubbly Grape include:

We had the most wonderful experience & interaction with this lovely wine tour company! Our tour guide was lovely & very accommodating to our needs. And also knowledgeable, professional & fun to be with.


I’ve done many wine tours but this one by far was the best.

TripAdvisor Reviews & Awards

TripAdvisor is a well respected international forum for reviewing tourism businesses, so we next checked there. Out of 921 reviews, Bubbly Grape received 865 5 star ratings. On further looking, Bubbly Grape have been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 10 years running (2011 – 2018)!!

Trip Advisor reviews of Bubbly Grape Wine Tours

Facebook Reviews

We checked Facebook and found Bubbly Grape to have a 5 star rating here too.

Other Awards

Bubbly Grape also won the Luxury Travel Guide Lifestyle Awards for 2018 for Wine Tour Operator of the Year.
Bubbly Grape win Wine Tour Operator of the Year

Long Standing Company

Incorporated in 2006, Bubbly Grape have been running for more than 13 years.

Kiwi Owned and Operated

New Zealand owned and operated, the Bubbly Grape team know the Marlborough region and wines from root to glass. Be confident in the local knowledge and friendly kiwi atmosphere.

Fun, Relaxing & Customisable

When it comes to offering a great time, Bubbly Grape really tick all the boxes. Their tours are fun but relaxing, and even better, wherever possible they will tailor the wineries they visit to the places you’d like to go. This includes a brewery, chocolate shop, stopping for lunch and picking the wineries.

Book Your Next Wine Tour With Bubbly Grape

To find out more about the award winning Marlborough wine tour company, visit their website – https://www.bubblygrape.co.nz/

Anna Hayes


Anna Hayes

I'm a passionate Kiwi with a huge love for the outdoors, photography, sports, my kids, healthy living and everything New Zealand. I've worked for many years in the tourism and internet industry, and I love supporting clean green New Zealand.

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